Waterbury is in the heart of Vermont ski country. Snow arrives by mid-November for the opening of the ski season that continues through mid-April. Skiers staying in Waterbury ski the major mountains at Stowe, Sugarbush, Mad River and Bolton Valley, all between 20 and 30 minutes away. Because of Waterbury's location east of the Green Mountain ridge line, snow is plentiful.
The Waterbury Reservoir stretches six miles along the valley floor between Waterbury and Waterbury Center. Fed by mountain streams, it is the largest body of water in north central Vermont.
Day hikers and backpackers pick up marked trails the nearby peaks of Pinnacle Ridge, Hunger Mountain and Camel's Hump, the most famous of the omnipresent peaks surrounding Waterbury. The Camel's Hump trail is part of the 256-mile Long Trail, which leads from Massachusetts to Canada along the ridge line of the Green Mountains.
Over 200 years of history resides in Waterbury Village homes along the maple-lined Main Street. Avenue names like Butler, Batchelder, and Demeritt Place are links to local history while antique shop owners display the artifacts of our New England heritage. Three major antique shops flourish in Waterbury while regular auctions in barns bring Vermonters and visitors together for evenings reminiscent of earlier eras.